Open House London @ various amazing venues / 19th and 20th September 2015


Doors: various

@ Various buildings across London

Free entry (some buildings require booking in advance)

Open House was started in 1992 as a small, not-for-profit organisation to promote public awareness and appreciation of the capital’s building design and architecture.

The intention was to open up London’s splendid buildings to the general public who don’t otherwise have access as a way of helping the wider community to become more knowledgeable, engage in dialogue and make informed judgements on architecture.

Do I need to book?
Entry to a few of the properties will require booking in advance. Relevant contact details will be given for you to do this.

Do I need to pay for entry?
Open House London is a free event.

Do I need to buy a guide to see the participating buildings?
Buildings will be listed on the Open House London website from 14th August.

Riviera Style: Resort and Swimwear Since 1900 @ Fashion and Textile Museum / until 13th September 2015


Tue–Sat 11am–6pm (Thu until 8pm)
Sun 11am–5pm

@ Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF

Tickets: £8.80 book online

From the English seaside to the Côte d’Azur and California, Riviera Style celebrates fashion at its most fun. With swimsuits and sarongs, brightly patterned beach cover-ups, boat neck Bretons and beach pyjamas, palazzo pants and playsuits, bikinis and burkinis, the exhibition features over 100 years of clothes for leisure. Riviera Style brings together a diverse range of clothing worn in and by the sea. A key feature of the items selected is the importance of fabric, from early examples to produce the perfect fabric that didn’t bag or sag when wet, to more recent technical developments designed to improve fit and increase speed in the water.

Agnes Martin @ Tate Modern / until 11th October 2015


Sun–Thu, 10am–6pm
Fri–Sat, 10am–10pm

@ Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Tickets: £12 book online

Agnes Martin is perhaps most recognised for her evocative paintings marked out in subtle pencil lines and pale colour washes. Although restrained, her style was underpinned by her deep conviction in the emotive and expressive power of art. Martin believed that spiritual inspiration and not intellect created great work. ‘Without awareness of beauty, innocence and happiness’ Martin wrote ‘one cannot make works of art’.

Art Social 15 @ House of St Barnabas / from 21th September until 27th September 2015


Doors: various

@ The House of St Barnabas, 1 Greek Street, London W1D 4NQ

Tickets: from free! Book online

A festival of art, creativity and discovery, with a social heart by The House of St Barnabas.

A free public art programme inspired by Maslow’s Pyramid of Needs followed by a weekend of festivities held within the magical grounds of The House of St Barnabas.

Have you ever wanted to stumble across a giant teapot in Soho Square, be drawn into the historic townhouse at 1 Greek Street and see work in an amazing French Gothic chapel by artists including Jeremy Deller and HIto Steyerl?

A weekend to heighten the senses, a cacophony of sights and sounds, of colours and conversations, an oasis of creativity in London’s Soho. Come along and make something, discover a new way of thinking, and dance under the stars to Maslow’s Pyramid “Silent” Disco, feast on a banquet of creativity with Oh Comely, ponder life’s mysteries with some great speakers at our Mini Manifestos, watch live illustration and maybe learn to draw yourself, listen to live music and watch performance art happen before your eyes.

Larry Bell: 2D-3D: Glass and Vapor @ White Cube / until 26th September 2015


Tuesday – Saturday
10am – 6pm

@ White Cube, Mason’s Yard, 25 – 26 Mason’s Yard, London SW1Y 6BU

Free entry

Solo exhibition by Larry Bell, a leading exponent of the California ‘Light and Space’ movement.

The exhibition includes three early glass installations:

– Gone but not Forgotten (1969)

– Corner Lamp SB 8 (1981)

– ‘Standing Wall’ improvised sculpture (1994)

As well as collages on paper and new, kinetic ‘Light Knot’ sculptures.

I AM @ Blue Elephant Theatre / Friday 7th – 8th August 2015



Blue Elephant Theatre

59a Bethwin Road,


Tickets: £8.50 (£7.00 conc. & £6.00 Southwark Residents)


LCP Dance Theatre presents I AM.

I Am seeks to explore the challenges facing victims of human trafficking on their road to recovery and tell their stories of re-discovering their stolen identities.  It is inspired by the true story of a couple who fell in love in their teens, and transcended the subsequent abuse they encountered when they found each other again in their seventies

I Am is a new multimedia dance production from the award-winning LCP Dance Theatre, which draws awareness to human rights violations through dance. Their previous hit show Am I was nominated for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award at Edinburgh Fringe 2014 and they are past recipients of a BBC Performing Arts Award.

The impeccable execution and the power of the visual imagery is utterly paralysing. 

“Dance stops trafficking!” they advertise. For me, their dance stopped my heartbeat.

★★★★★Threeweeks Fringe 2013 on Am I

Their bodies seemed to inhale air and exhale this choreography, it came to them with such ease and you could feel the energy breathing from them

★★★★ Broadway Baby Fringe 2014 on Am I

LCP Dance Theatre was formed in 2006 and is led by Polish Artistic Director Joanna Puchala who is based in London. It is a multi-media and multi-ethnic dance company that uses live performance and film to raise awareness of human rights violations.



Nicholas Mangan: Ancient Lights @ Chisenhale / until 30th August 2015


Doors: Wed-Sun 1pm–6pm

@ Chisenhale Gallery, 64 Chisenhale Road, London E3 5QZ

Free entry

Major new film installation by Melbourne-based artist Nicholas Mangan that continues his recent investigations into the relationship between energy and social transformation.

Ancient Lights is the first solo exhibition of Mangan’s work in the UK and comprises two new films, presented within a specially conceived installation powered entirely by an on-site solar PV system. This new work is the culmination of Mangan’s extended research into the physical and conceptual power of the sun, and the role that it has played in human economy, culture and technology throughout history.


The London Open @ Whitechapel Gallery / until 6th September 2015


Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun 11am-6pm
Thursday 11am-9pm

@ Galleries 1, 8 & 9,  Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX

Free entry

Presenting the most innovative art made across the Capital. Discover the latest trends in contemporary art, and see paintings and sculptures, film and photography from 48 artists working in London today.

A panel of high profile art world figures selected the artists from a record number of 2,133 applicants!

Kitsuné Showcase: Summer Series @ Ace Hotel / Wednesday 5th September 2015


Doors: 21:00 – 03:00

@ Ace Hotel, 100 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London E1 6JQ

Tickets: £18 book online

After the resounding sunburnt success of the first Kitsuné summer series party over at Dalston Roof Park, the celebrated Parisian label return with the second and final instalment to take place at the famed Miranda bar located in the underbelly of Ace Hotel in Shoreditch.

Fwdslxsh, Gravez, Sivey, Tek.lun, Oshi, Melo-Zed, PYRMDPLAZA and Bahwee.

Brixton Splash 10th anniversary @ Brixton / Sunday 2nd August 2015


From: noon-7pm

@ Brixton, London

Free family carnival

Founded in 2005, Brixton Splash is a not for profit community organisation providing a free one day community street festival in the heart of Brixton attracting over 20,000 people throughout the day.

During the rest of the year the organisation delivers an outreach programme for those disadvantaged or excluded within the local community.